7.00-8.00: J Strauss (son)
Simplicius-Walzer(Donauweibchen) Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt Chopin Nocturne in B, Op 62 No 1 Emanuel Ax (piano)
8.00-9.00: The 48 at 8: Bach Prelude and Fugue in B, BWV868 (The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1) Daniel Barenboim (piano)
Sibelius Presto for Strings, Op 96
Lahti Symphony Orchestra, conductor Osmo Vanska
9.00-10.00: Debussy Cello Sonata
Mstislav Rostropovich (cello), Benjamin Britten (piano) Rimsky-Korsakov Suite: The Snow Maiden Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra, conductor Yevgeni Svetlanov
In the run-up to Christmas, lain Burnside ponders the connections between spirituality and music with works by Hoist, Hildegard of Bingen, Arvo
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r Michael Berkeley meets showman
Derren Brown , who over the past seven years has enthralled audiences with his blend of psychology, illusion and showmanship. A passionate music-lover, Derren listens every day to Bach, especially the Goldberg variations and the Cello Suites; and many of his choices have a spiritual nature, including Tallis's 40-part motet
Spem in Alium and Elgar's oratorio The Dream of Gerontius. He also reveals that he used the slow movement of Beethoven's Emperor concerto in a stage show to accompany the process of apparently hammering a nail into his nose. Festive radio highlights: page 232
Catherine Bott , with viol player John Bryan , presents highlights from a concert featuring
Stile Antico and the Rose Consort of Viols that focuses on an apparent contradiction in William Byrd 'S output. Producer Chris Wines
Chi-chi Nwanoku presents listeners' favourites. ADDRESS: Radio 3 Requests. BBC Wales, CF5 2Y0
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Live from Birmingham Cathedral. Introit: Ave Maria (Rachmaninov). Responses:
Leighton. Psalms: 113, 126 (Turle, Clucas).
First Reading: 1 Samuel 1, vvl-20. Office Hymn: Hail, 0 Star (Ave Maris Stella ). Canticles: Wesley in E. Second Reading: Revelation 22, vv6-21. Anthem: Hymn to the Virgin (Britten). Matin
Responsory (Palestrina). Final Hymn: Hark! What a Sound (Highwood). Organ Voluntary: Toccata, Fugue et Hymne sur Ave Maris Stella (Flor Peeters ). Director of music Marcus Huxley.
Assistant director of music Stuart Nicholson.
At the Norfolk and Norwich Music Club,
Stephen Johnson explores the structure of one of Schubert's best-loved chamber pieces, the Trout quintet, performed by the Gould Piano Trio and friends.
It's the culmination of the programme's year-long "Sing to the Nation" feature and Aled has some seasonal music to celebrate its success. He's joined in the studio by John Rutter , whose choral music has become synonymous with Christmas.
By Lee Hall. Inspired by the book by William Feaver. Seventy years ago, in an old army hut in Ashington, Northumberland, a group of miners met to talk about art. They wanted their visiting lecturer to explain the secrets of a remote world, but he did better than that; he got them painting and put that world in their reach.
Producer/Director Kate Rowland
A drama documentary by biographer Richard Holmes , telling the story of the first decades of ballooning 200 years ago. Today's sport was then a scientific revolution underwritten with poetry. Getting up and staying aloft presented a huge challenge and what the pioneer balloonists saw from their baskets changed common perceptions of the world. In the race to be the first across the Channel, the age-old rivalry - both comic and tragic - of Britain and France was renewed. With Nicky Henson , John Lightbody , Peter Marinker and Eleanor Tremain. Producer Tim Dee
In Search of England
Rachel Atkins and Joseph Kloska read a selection of poetry and prose on the theme of England from John Agard , Maura Dooley ,
Robert Browning , Fleur Adcock and George Orwell , with music by Delius, Vaughan Williams , Billy Bragg and Purcell.
For details of the music and verse heard in this programme, visitwww.bbc.co.uk/radio3/wordsandmusic
The myth of the demigod Orpheus has provided the inspiration for operas, ballets, tone poems and other musical works throughout the ages.
Catherine Bott explores settings of the story, and plays music from works by Stradella, Luigi Rossi , D'lndia and Alessandro Scarlatti. Producer Rebecca Bean
With John Shea. Michael Haydn Missa Tempore
Quadragesimae, MH553 Ex Tempore, director Florian Heyerick 1.16 Sinfonia in E flat, MH340 Academia Palatina, director Florian Heyerick 1.31 Ave Regina, MH140 Ex Tempore, director Florian Heyerick
IA2 Divertimento in A, MH299 Marcolini Quartett
1.59 Responsoria ad Matutinum in Nativitate Domini, MH639 Ex Tempore, director Florian Heyerick
2.12 Schubert, transcr Uszt Seven song transcriptions
2.38 Chadwick Symphony No 2 in B flat 3.16 Grieq
String Quartet No 2 in F (Unfinished) 3.37 Bach Cantata No 199: Mein Herze schwimmt in Blut 4.01 Gabrieli Canzon Prima a 5; Canzon II Septimo Toni a 8 4.06 Geminiani Concerto Grosso in G minor, Op 3 No 2 415 Kuula Virta Venhetta Vie, Op 37 No
4.19 Kuula Satukuva 3 4.25 Chopin, arr Kocsis
Nocturne in E flat, Op 55 No 2 4.31 Wieniawski Kujawiak in A minor 4.35 Delibes Ballet suite: Sylvia 4.53 Anon, arr Praetorius En Ros sajeg skyde 4.56 Praetorius In DulciJubilo 5.00 Hasse Overture: Arminio
5.06 L Couperin Allemande 5.10 Sibelius Dance Intermezzo, Op 45 No 2 5.14 Darzins La Valse
Melancolique 5.21 Trenet Noel 5.23 Heyral, arr Rochon Le Noël de la Rue 5.29 Hassler Canzon duodecimi toni zu acht Stimmen 5.34 Samuel-Rousseau Variations
Pastorales sur un Vieux Noel 5.43 Rameau Pieces from Les Indes Galantes 5.57 Zemlinsky Heilige Nacht,
Op 2 No 2 6.00 Mozart Symphony No 29 in A, K207
6.21 Beethoven Notturno, Op 42 6.41 Vivaldi Concerto da Camera in D, RV95 6.50 Handel He Shall Feed His Flocks (Messiah) 6.56 Anon Quando Nascette Ninno